Showering can be hassle if you or a loved one is elderly or suffers from mobility restrictions. However, modern disabled showers have a number of features specifically designed to improve comfort and independence come bath time.
What Are The Features Of Disabled Showers?
At Bathtime Mobility, we have over 100 different easy access and disabled showers combinations, but the most common features include:
• Low Access Shower Trays – Most walk-in showers feature a shower tray that must be stepped over in order to gain access. However, this can be a challenge for the elderly or if you have mobility needs. That’s why we stock a comprehensive range of easy access shower trays. Our range starts with step heights as low as 40mm so there’s no risk of any accidental trips or falls when entering disabled showers.
• Thermostatic Controls – These are an important anti-scalding measure. A shower that has thermostatic controls ensures that the temperature of the water coming out of the shower head is at a constant, pleasant level.
• Shower Seats – Not all disabled showers come with a shower seat as standard, but many do. Shower sweats are a brilliant feature as they eliminate the need to stand which is hugely beneficial for those with joint issues. There a variety of different types of seats for different users such as foldable seats, corner and adjustable varieties.
• Doors – A walk in or disabled shower will often feature wide-opening doors for ease of access. Often, there is a choice between full length and half length doors. Half length doors are a great choice for users who require more help or assistance from a carer when it is time to shower.
• Grab Rails – Grab rails are an absolute must. They make showering a much safer proposition as they give you something to reach for if you slip, or just to hold onto throughout the duration of the shower. Grab rails come as standard with many showers for the disabled, but after market options are available to. Some permanently attach to walls, whereas others can be moved and positioned as needed. Either way, grab rails are a shower essential if you suffer from mobility restrictions.
These are the mains constituent parts of showers for the disabled. If you’re considering having one installed in your home, make sure to include all these options!
Disabled Showers From Bathtime Mobility
If you’re looking for a shower if you’re elderly or have specialised mobility needs, contact Bathtime Mobility today! We have a wealth of different combinations that you can use to design your perfect disabled shower or easy access bathroom.
We also offer our customers a unique “try before you buy” service at our showroom in Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. Here you can try out many different products from our range and get expert advice from a member of our highly qualified team. For more information, or to book a showroom viewing, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0800 29 22 110.